Monday, November 25, 2013

November Cafe Library Book

Cafe Library will meet on Tuesday Nov. 26th to discuss Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. Summary: "Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor; Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan; and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses." So far, the reaction to the book is good. There is a MAJOR cliff hanger at the end...but this is a trilogy so you will want to read the next book! BTW, LMHS has copies of Shadows and Monsters, the next books in the series.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Last Cafe Library Book for this School Year!

We are going to read Thirteen Reasons Why: A Novel by Jay Asher for our last Cafe Library meeting of this school year. We read this book in the 09-10 school year but students have discovered it again as a great read.

Summary from our catalog: "High school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing seven cassette tapes recorded by his crush, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide, and spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death."

Monday, April 1, 2013

March/April Book Club

We are reading The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni. Here's the summary from our card catalog, "Sebastian Prendergast, having left the safety of the geodesic dome in which he lived after his grandmother had a stroke, meets sixteen-year-old Jared Whitcomb, and together the boys experience the angst of being teenagers while forming a punk rock band, but when Jared's grandma asks him to return to her home, he is faced with choosing between her dying wish and his newfound life." Elizabeth summed the book up in one sentence: "It was laugh-out-loud funny and times and really sad at times; it was a great book!!" I really loved this book too!  ~Mrs. Bade

Monday, January 7, 2013

February Read

We are going to read Mindblind by Jennifer Roy for February. Marina suggested the book and is going to lead the discussion. Here is a short summary from our library catalog: "Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel Clark, who has Asperger's Syndrome, tries to prove that he is a genius by writing songs for his rock band so that he can become a member of the prestigious Aldus Institute, the premier organization for the profoundly gifted."

Sidebar: This was a Battle of the Books book from last year so we know it will be good!